Source: Business Insider
The wage gap between races also interacts with the gender wage gap between men and women.
In 2018, the typical Black woman earned just 66% what the typical white man made.
One common way to illustrate the gender and race wage gaps is through looking at “equal pay days” for different groups.
Equal pay day for a particular racial or gender group marks the extra days someone in that group has to work into the next year to earn what the typical white man earned in the previous year.
Based on income figures from 2018, it would take the median black woman worker 226 extra days into a new year to earn what a median white male worker made in the previous year.